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TAC LLC Recalls Boiler Controls for Scald Hazard


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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Release #07-089

On January 25th the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with TAC LLC, of Loves Park, Ill. (formerly Invensys Building Systems), announced a voluntary recall of approximately 850 "Erie Boiler Boss" Operating and Reset Controls, due to a defect that can cause water temperature to rise to the high temperature limit.

According to the manufacturer, should the high temperature thermostat or external safety limit devices also fail, consumers could suffer scalds from unexpectedly hot water during use or system piping damage can result. TAC is aware of 17 incidents where the boiler control reportedly failed. One incident of system pipe damage has been reported. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes all Erie Boiler Boss 2400 Operating Controls and Erie Boiler Boss 1200 Boiler Reset Controls. The controls are typically used to cycle the domestic or hydronic water system burner. The control is mounted in an enclosure mounted on or near the boiler. The recalled controls have a name plate on the front of the enclosure with the system name and model number. A numerical LED display will be part of the nameplate. Affected BB2400 carton labels on uninstalled products will have date codes prior to 0523. Affected BB1200 carton labels on uninstalled controls will have date codes prior to 0647. No date code is stamped on installed products.

The controls were sold through TAC wholesalers, independent field offices and original equipment manufacturers nationwide. The controls for the 2400 model were sold from February 1998 through June 2005, and the controls for the 1200 model were sold from July 1999 through November 2006 for between $550 and $650.

Inspectors finding these controls should advise consumers to contact TAC to receive instructions on how to participate in the recall and obtain a free replacement control.

For more information, contact TAC toll-free at (866) 692-1110 between 8 a.m.and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, click here.

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